Originally Posted by AndrewA2
I am just starting to head down this very path myself.
Curious how you terminated the 110v lines? did you install US type sockets?
I think that is what i am going to do . Leave the EU 220v circuit intact, but scatter US 110v sockets on dedicated circuits.
Assume all the Victron gear
talks to each other, any gains/advantages you noticed from this?
Do you have a photo
of the 110v breaker panel (would love to see how it fits in with your existing setup!).
Definitely following this
The 240VAC consumers were left alone (Watermaker, dishwasher, HVAC
units etc). They run off the existing 240VAC panel in the 'technical room' on the starboard side of the boat
. All 240VAC power runs through the 5KW inverter
The air-con can bypass the inverter from shore if needed. I find I can use the air-con on inverter if needed.
The 120VAC consumers are:
- House outlets (guests and myself plugging in chargers or small appliances)
- Microwave (Rated at 12A but I have not seen that)
- Splendide Washer/Dryer (rated for 10.5A but I have not seen that yet)
- The overall 110 subpanel is protected by a 25A fuse.
I used 10A fuses
in my 120VAC @60Hz sub-panel as the existing AC wiring
on the boat was 16AWG and 14AWG. None of the loads individually should use more than that.
We installed all Victron on our previous boat outside the battery
pack. I took great pride in that anyone was able to tell, at a glance, what was going on with power generation and consumption
. I don't like 3 page handwritten instructions of "twiddle this and shake that" to get basic things like power.
like the remote
VRM system that Victron provides. The remote
control has saved our bacon a few times.